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Gender and Sexuality History Workshop

Graduate History Workshop


This Graduate Workshop is a well-established forum of all those interested in the historical dimensions of gender, sexuality, feminism and masculinity. We encourage submissions from Masters and PhD students, as well as early career researchers, working on gender and sexuality (broadly defined) from any time period.

Although gender and sexuality are the overriding themes of the workshop, we welcome submissions that consider how these themes can be applied to a broader range of historical events, periods, mentalités, people or processes. Most of those who attend the workshop regularly do not necessarily consider themselves gender scholars, but have nevertheless welcomed the opportunity that the workshop provides to consider the historical role that gender can play in even the seemingly unlikeliest of situations. 

The workshop provides an opportunity to present finished or work-in-progress research to a friendly and supportive audience of your peers. Papers are likely to be 20-30 minutes in length, but we welcome submissions for longer formats or shorter paired papers for panel discussion. The format and length are flexible and the paper can be given in the manner that best suits the presenter’s material with discussion to follow.

Workshops take place in the Walters Room, Old Court, Selwyn College unless otherwise stated. Workshops begin at 5.30pm and always last one hour. All welcome. Refreshments will be served during the Q&A, and after the workshop we will continue our discussions in the Selwyn College bar.


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Call for Papers Gender and Sexuality History Workshop Michaelmas Term 2019

The Gender and Sexuality History Workshop invites abstracts from graduate students who would like to present a paper in Michaelmas Term 2019. We welcome papers from graduate students at any stage of their research, from any discipline and institution. Papers should fit the broad themes of gender and/or sexuality history but can address any time period and geography. Workshops are held at Selwyn College, Cambridge on Tuesdays at 5pm. Papers are usually between 20 and 40 minutes and are followed by Q&A and discussion. Please email an abstract (max. 250 words) and short bio to the convenors by Friday 13 September 2019.